Posts Tagged 'Film'

Superhero vs Evil Scientists- Operation Neuschwanstein

Johnny Amore

Thursday 29th April, 5.30pm-6pm

Presentation Room (UTS Bldg. 3, Lvl. 5, Rm. 510)

Screening: 20mins

This starting point of the collaboration between MRCVE and Johnny Amore was the approximately fifteen minutes long short movie “Superhero vs. Evil Scientists -On the Bright Cup on the Side”, which was shot in Pori 2007 and has been screened in various places around the world.

In a year 2008 visited MRCVE Munich in search for the lost magic. “Operation Neuschwanstein” was done together with Superhero and it consisted five live performances and a lecture in Munich, a short movie and three live performances in Finland. Later on the short movie has been screened all around Europe and in Amman.

In December 2008 visited performed MRCVE and Johnny Amore, again as a Superhero, in Pori and Hämeenlinna, Finland.Performances by The Messianic Research Centre for Visual Ethics & Johnny Amore

Cast:

MRCVE
Jussi Matilainen
Janne Rahkila
Simo Saarikoski
Asko Nivala

&
Johnny Amore

Camera: Edward Beierle
Script: MRCVE & Johnny Amore
Edit: Jussi Matilainen

Screenings:

Hotelmariekapel [NL]
Operation Neuschwanstein, Screening, ProArtOrg, Belgrad [SERBIA]
Makan, Amman [JO]
Performancefestival Pori [FI]

Homepages:

www.johnnyamore.de
www.the-superhero.blogspot.com/
http://mvetkeskus.blogspot.com/
www.tehdasry.fi/solut/mvet/

Acting Out of Turn: immersed ambiguities

Beth Edmondson & David Wolstencroft

Friday 30 April, 2010, from 1 to 3 pm

Presentation Room (UTS Bldg. 3, Lvl. 5, Rm. 510)

Presentation: 30mins

This paper contrasts the roles of community cultural development (arts workers) with social workers, as both seek to encourage individual and collective transformations. It does so through a screening and analysis of Acting Out: a documentary featuring a community cultural development project on the Mornington Peninsula. We argue that, for CCD workers, individual and collective self assertion, self expression, community building and power sharing are prioritised above policy and systemic reform. Ultimately CCD workers aim to empower communities to influence and write their policy and initiate their own reforms.

David Wolstencroft and Dr. Beth Edmondson both teach in the School of Humanities, Communication and Social Science at Monash University, Gippsland Campus. Beth Edmondson has taught History/Politics at Monash University since 1992 and has research interests ranging from learning and teaching practices/processes, online pedagogy, international governance and cooperation, the nature of sovereignty, climate change in international relations and the role of practitioners in social change.

SPATIAL MYSTERY AND PARALLEL WORKS

Dianne Peacock

Thursday 29th April 1-3pm

Bon Marche Studio

Presentation: 20mins.

SPATIAL MYSTERY AND PARALLEL WORKS

My research is conducted through practice. Parallel projects in film, collage, writing and architectural design are undertaken with an eye for mutually productive play. I do not attempt intersections of project media: “collage architecture” for instance, is not an aim here. However there are certain themes: shadows, edits, sites of indeterminate use, abandonment and collating which have a tendency to recur across projects. Spatial mystery has been identified as a central theme and so its nature, role and potential in my work are under examination. Currently I am collating example

s of spatial mystery as I work to define this term. I am looking for the relationship between the phenomenon of spatial mystery and that which allows it to appear.

A photograph of Junction Dam, a subject of a proposed short presentation on spatial mystery in the Kiewa Valley hydro-electric scheme

An aging hydro-electricity dam and its neighbour, a new power station, share specific and compelling architectural qualities. There is cool air, great mass and the matter of access to their depths. They elicit a sensibility of internal spatial mystery.

In a short presentation I would like to illustrate a specific instance of spatial mystery.

Dianne Peacock is an architect based in Melbourne, where her Ph.D. entitled Spatial Mystery and Parallel Works is undertaken by project at RMIT. Her practice has produced exhibitions, installations and zines in addition to built and unbuilt work. She teaches architectural design studio and at RMIT developed Paper, Scissors, Blur, a course in collage and mixed media in architecture. In 2009 Dianne established Subplot, a Melbourne based architectural practice.